Diphenhydramine HCl (Oral)


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Diphenhydramine HCl effects on ADHD


My 19 year old son recently took Simply Sleep (by Tylenol) which has Diphenhydramine HCl as its main active ingredient. It improved his symptoms of ADHD (distractability, impulsevness) the next day. He takes no other meds and only multi-vitamins on a ...
by Steve in Phoenix, AZ, 10/04/2006

Diphenhydramine-oral for treatment of a bee sting


My husband was stung on his hand by a bee. He seems to have 2 stings. The hand became very swollen . We applied cold compress and decided to go to emergency. The treating doctor gave him an injection with liquid diphenhydramine and gave him a prescrip...
by Huguette Archambault in Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, Canada, 08/14/2006

Overdose?


Can you overdose on Diphenhydramine HCI 25 mg?
by kris in Naperville, IL, 10/16/2006

Tylenol Simply Sleep - possible adverse side effects


I've been taking Tylenol Simply Sleep for the past three months or so, or for at least three months. I have had trouble falling asleep from what I believe is caused by stress from full-time work and as a full-time student in graduate school, which is ...
by kat in Newport News, VA, 01/11/2006

Pain reliever with sleep aid


I HAVE BEEN TAKING EQUATE EXTRA STRENGTH PAIN RELEIVER PM FOR ABOUT 5 YRS. NOW, I HAVE TROUBLE FALLING ASLEEP IF NOT TAKEN. I FEEL THAT I AM ADDICTED TO IT. WHAT ARE THE EFFECTS THAT THIS IS DOING TO MY BODY. THE SLEEP AID INGREDIENTS ARE:ACETAMINOPHE...
by cristy, 01/12/2006

Diphenhydramine HCl (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Diphenhydramine HCl (Oral)

Diphenhydramine HCl (Oral) Medication Classification

DIPHENHYDRAMINE (By mouth)

Diphenhydramine HCl (Oral) Brandname

Benadryl, Benadryl Allergy, Serabrina LA France, Quenalin, Siladryl DAS, Siladryl Allergy, Allermax, Scot-Tussin Allergy Relief Formula, Dytuss, Silphen, Benylin Decongestant Cough, Truxadryl, Diphenhydramine HCl, Diphenyl Elixir, Altaryl

Diphenhydramine HCl (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Diphenhydramine (dye-fen-HYE-dra-meen) Treats hay fever and other types of allergies. May be used as a nighttime sleep aid. Belongs to a class of drugs called antihistamines.

When To Not Use Diphenhydramine HCl (Oral)

You should not use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to diphenhydramine or any other antihistamines. This medicine should not be given to newborn infants or women who are breastfeeding.

How Should You Use Diphenhydramine HCl (Oral)

Capsule, Tablet, Liquid, Liquid Filled Capsule, Chewable Tablet

  • Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to take and how often.
  • You may take your medicine with food to avoid stomach upset.
  • Measure the oral liquid medicine with a marked measuring spoon, oral syringe, or medicine cup.
  • The chewable tablet must be chewed completely before you swallow it.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Take your medicine as soon as you remember that you have missed your dose.
  • If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • Do not take two doses at one time.

Proper Diphenhydramine HCl (Oral) Storage

Store Diphenhydramine HCl (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Diphenhydramine HCl (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Diphenhydramine HCl (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Avoid taking this medicine with other antihistamines or with monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) medicines such as Marplan®, Nardil®, or Parnate®.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine.
  • Avoid taking sleeping pills, tranquilizers, sedatives, narcotic-type pain killers, or antidepressants while you are taking diphenhydramine.

Diphenhydramine HCl (Oral) Warnings

  • Talk to your doctor before taking this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have glaucoma, an enlarged prostate, or trouble urinating.
  • Diphenhydramine may make you drowsy or dizzy. Be careful when driving or operating machinery.

Diphenhydramine HCl (Oral) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Trouble breathing or shortness of breath
  • Hallucinations or nightmares
  • Severe drowsiness
  • Severe skin rash, itching, or hives
  • Pain when urinating or change in how much or how often you urinate
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Nervousness
  • Drowsiness
  • Clumsiness
  • Dry mouth or throat
  • Thickening of mucus
  • Upset stomach

Diphenhydramine HCl (Oral) Ratings

Overall Rating:

2.5**~

 

(based on 1 review)

Effectiveness:

**

Ease of Use:

*****

Overall Satisfaction:

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